Americans come to Canada for many reasons; our vibrant cities, our stunning wilderness, the better-looking side of Niagara Falls…but often they come to receive the medical attention that they cannot afford in their homeland.
Case in point: the Charlotte Bobcats.
Suffering from 16 straight losses, Charlotte was completely unresponsive at one point, able to communicate only by blinking and pressing a button to request food. There were those who thought Charlotte would never win again. There had been talk of putting Charlotte out of its misery. Until a caring doctor suggested a trip north of the border, in a last-ditch effort to get back into the “win” column.
And it worked. Without any serious challenge to their perimeter shooting, Charlotte’s offense regained confidence. They blocked shot after shot, regaining their defensive swagger. And who knows, maybe they were able to sneak away with a free DeMar DeRozan figurine. For a complete and in-depth report on how, exactly, the Raptors managed to cure Charlotte of their losing ways, go here.
In the meantime, rest easy with the knowledge that Canada’s much-lauded healthcare system and dedicated medical professionals have developed a cure for losing that is the envy of the basketball world.
You’re welcome, Charlotte.